Get Organized with the Busy Body Book

New Habits in the New YearOne of the overriding issues behind many resolutions is getting organized. You might be striving to plan better meals for your family so that you can eat at home together. You might be trying to find some time to squeeze in some exercise each week. You might just want to get organized so that you don’t forget school projects and bake sales until the night before!

The Busy Body Book Family Organizer can help you in all of these areas. I love my Busy Body Book! I reviewed and offered one for giveaway here back in August. I have been using the August – September version since then. It also comes in a standard January – December format, which is what we are offering for giveaway today. You can choose between the brown or the zigzag patterns.


What’s so wonderful about the Busy Body Book is not the cover (although the cover is nice and sturdy and has held up well to my four months of usage). What makes it special is what’s on the inside — each Busy Body Book has a grid of five columns which you can assign to your own categories. Some people assign a column to each family member to track individual schedules and make sure that there’s no overlap. Other people (like me) choose to use one column for scheduling and assign some of the others to things such as meal planning, work deadlines, or to log exercise.

If you’d like to win, please leave a comment on this post, and check out the New Habits in the New Year guidelines at this main post.

Come back on January 9 to see if you have won. Please be sure that the email address that you enter with is one that you check regularly, and also check your spam folder when the winners are announced if you see your name.

Busy Body Book has offered our readers a 10% discount through January 9. Just go to and enter the code BBBSP at checkout.  Remember, in addition to the organizer, there is also a great fridge pad that comes in the 5-column format as well.


  1. says

    as a full time college student, wife and mother of three our lives get hectic – I could definately use a busy body book to help me stay on top of assignments and appointments. Sign me up for this drawing

  2. says

    I’m learning to be more organized. It’s amazing what happens when everything has a place and everything goes back in it’s place.

  3. Jenny M says

    Happy New Year- Theres just something about the new year that makes you want to organize- onward to the basement=)


    i use old envelopes to write down info about everything—waste not recycle things –find uses for other things–

  5. says

    Organizing is one of my favorite things to do! I organize the house, drawers, plans for parties, the kids toys, etc.. I would LOVE to have this book to further grow my organizing skills.

    Happy New Year!

  6. sara says

    Ooooo…Pick me! I desperately need something to get me together in this new year! Thanks for the awesome chance to win! Oh, and I did my part…Don’t have a blog, but I’ve emailed a few friends that I know would love this too!

  7. Jennifer Donovan says

    I found this site while searching for a great family calendar and our similar names caught my eye. I’m definitely bookmarking the site and would love the organizer. Happy New Year!!

  8. says

    I love these books, I drooled over them last time around and am thrilled that you are offering us another chance to win one. Happy New Year.

  9. Cindi Aylor says

    I am a mother of 4 who home schools. I’ve recently become disabled and the doctor keeps loading me up with more mind altering meds. I need as many organizational tools as I can get my hands on!
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. Hazel Wilcox says

    I truly need one of these, as I can never keep up with anything and it has caused me much heartache. This would be such a blessing!

  11. says

    I’d love to win this! Yes, organization and discipline are two themes that seem to be running through my plans for 2008! Happy New Year to ya’ll–thanks for all you do!

  12. Karyn P says

    One of my resolutions is to be more organized this 2008. I think this book could a great help to me with that goal! Count me in!

  13. Kathy says

    This would certainly help me to get off on the right foot in this New Year! Instead of several notebooks of scattered scribbling, I could compile it into this one great book!

  14. Anna says

    Getting organized is my #1 this year. Wonderful site, will come back often. Happy New Year, its going to be a great 2008.

  15. Carolyn says

    Would love to get this for my mom for the new year. 😉 She is already starting to get more organized and I know she’d love this. Thanks and Happy 2008!!

  16. Cindi Hoppes says

    Please enter me in your giveaway for this wonderful organizer. What mom can’t use an organizer?! I appreciate your wonderful contests! Cindi

  17. Linda Gilbert says

    That is always one of my New Year’s resolutions, to be organized. I would love to have the planner.

  18. Cindy says

    2008 is my year to get organized. With s child in preschool and all the activities and playdates its hard to keep up at times.

  19. Lori Robinson says

    With my daughter taking more lessons this year and my husbands schedule getting more complicated, this would be great for me.

  20. says

    Very timely for me as becoming organized is my primary New Year’s resolution and the others I’ve made revolve around or are related to this!

    Thanks for all the good ideas.

  21. Theresa Kelly says

    Organizing is my only resolution this year. I figure it is one I might be able to achieve. But I KNOW I need help. Would LOVE to try this!

  22. Catherine copeland says

    multitasking multifaceted and just plain bipolar that’s why I need help with god organizational tools

  23. Angela C. says

    My fisrt baby is due in April 2008 and this organizer would sure be handy for appointments and other family events!

  24. says

    I so need this. Thanks for having the giveaway. I put your button my side bar and I’m looking forward to the other posts related to New Habits in the New Year. :)

  25. Elizabeth says

    I can’t get through a day without having a to-do list. It’s the only thing that keeps me organized and on task. This is great. I particularly love the brown one! Happy New Year!

  26. Lorrie Ogletree says

    7 kids – all boys; husband working out of state; trying to sell our home so we can join him – I need help being organized. :)

  27. P. Harmon says

    I used to be organized. Then, each time I had a baby (4) I became more disorganized. Now I can’t keep track of anything!!!

  28. Jenifer says

    I would love one of these. As a Homeschooling mom of three, wife, chef, referee, Shuttle driver to Ice Skating pratice and comepetitions, this would help me keep it all together lol

  29. Suzanne Reichel says

    If I were organized enough to make New Year’s Resolutions, being more organized would be at the TOP of the list!!

  30. Allegra Ashley says

    I need a Busy Body Book in my life.
    The zig zag cover is so cool.
    I think the best part is that you can add your own categories. This is great because DayRunner and DayTimer don’t know what my priorities are, so how can they give me pre-assigned headings?

  31. says

    Organization is one of my 08 resolutions…count me in for the win. Love the calming conservative brown…those zigzags would be like sensory overload on a stress-filled day.

  32. says

    Ohhh I soooo need this. I have been thinking about it year after year but even to get organized I just don’t spend money on me. Not ever. So winning would be a blessing and if I don’t win I’ll just have to put it on my list and maybe I’ll get it for my birthday.

    tina M


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